Summerville committee recommends color of police cruisers remain as is

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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Summerville's Public Safety Committee recommends town council members leave the police department's vehicles looking the way they are currently.

A resolution by Mayor Wiley Johnson on April 13, suggested all police cruisers have a uniform look of gold and green logos on them.

Right now some cruisers have blue and black stripes on them, while others have green and gold stripes.

At the committee meeting Wednesday, board members heard more about the proposal.

In the resolution, Johnson stated, "it is critically important for the citizens of Summerville be able to recognize and identify Summerville Police cruisers at crime scenes."

The resolution also states other policing agencies like Moncks Corner and North Charleston use blue logos, which may cause confusion for residents.

In addition, green and gold are Summerville High School colors, while blue and black are Cane Bay High School colors.

Summerville Police Chief Bruce Owens explained the blue color is traditional for law enforcement vehicles and does not favor one local high school over the other.

Chief Owens added blue is more reflective in color than green and gold.

The committee voted to send the resolution to council for consideration with the recommendation that the resolution, as presented, not be adopted.

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